Thursday, August 12, 2010

Book Signing at Cape Ann at Cape Ann Museum

The Book Signing on Saturday made the Gloucester Daily Times this morning with this little "blurb"
Author talks about local inns, food
The Cape Ann Museum presents a book signing with Gloucester's Melissa Smith Abbott, author of "The Legacy of the Three Melissas" on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon in the special exhibition gallery featuring the show "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Rockport Artists in the 1930s." The book signing is free to the public.
Years ago, the author's family on her father's side ran the Anadama Bread Bakery, Blacksmith Shop Restaurant, The Cable House Bed & Breakfast, The Faraday Inn, all in Rockport, and The Easterly Inn in Gloucester. Her grandmother, Melissa Collins Smith, along with her husband William P.C. Smith, ran food businesses on Cape Ann for 70 years. The Blacksmith Shop Restaurant was a favorite haunt of Rockport artists during the 1930s. Abbott has put together her family's collection of menus, recipes, photos, artwork, cookbooks, historic documents, and memorabilia in her new book. The museum is located at 27 Pleasant St. in Gloucester. For information, call 978-283-0455 or visit

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